Hod Lipson Explores 3D Printing for Food
For the past several years, one of the special features of the Scientific Program has been inclusion of at least two Beacon Lecturers. Beacon Lecturers are invited because each brings an added dimension to the programming. Their topics are provocative and mind-expanding and often fall a bit outside the boundaries of other Scientific Program content. The lecture format is quick and powerful: a 45-min session that includes time for questions and answers.
On Monday, June 23, starting at 4 p.m., Hod Lipson, professor of engineering at Cornell University, will describe the disruptive principles underlying 3D printing and their sprawling effect, from education to medicine to art to architecture, and from bio-printing to food printing. Co-author of the recent book Fabricated: The New World of 3D Printing, Lipson will discuss what the future holds for this technology.
Lipson’s work on self-aware and self-replicating robots, food printing, and bio-printing has received widespread media coverage and been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Time, CNN, and National Public Radio (NPR). Lipson has co-authored over 200 technical papers and speaks frequently at high-profile venues such as TED and the U.S. National Academies. He directs the Creative Machines Lab, which pioneers new ways to make machines that create, and machines that are creative.